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Gem-set and enamel bracelet, circa 1840
Composed of twelve pierced open work gold plaques, each set at the centre with a painted enamel miniature depicting one of the Zodiac signs, accented by its associated astral gemstones and flanked with oval reliefs symbolic of each month, terminating to foliate scrolls set with blue enamel and circular-cut gemstones, length approximately 190mm, fitted case.
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Provenance

Theodolinde de Beauharnais, Princess of Leuchtenberg (1814-1857), possibly as a wedding gift when she married Wilhelm Duke of Urach, Count of Wurttemberg in 1841; to her daugher Princess Auguste Eugènie, Princess Urach (1842-1916), married to Franz Count Thun-Hohenstein (1826-1888); to his cousin Elisabeth Countess Thun-Hohenstein, née Baroness Mladota Solopisk (1805-1876).

Thence by descent to the present owner.

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